Dunne Speaks: Sometimes the Silly Stuff Gets in the Way
Members’ Newsletter for August 2015 – A Clear Vision For Our Future
Sometimes Parliament’s attention is distracted for the most trivial of reasons to deal with issues that it should never have needed to deal with, but for which there is no other option. Confused? Well, the sort of thing I am thinking about in the main is where Parliament has to step in and tidy up […]
Dunne Speaks: What does the Labour Party stand for now?
“WE BELIEVE THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH FUTURE GENERATIONS OF NEW ZEALANDERS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THRIVE, NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE OR WHERE THEY COME FROM.” This “Why Statement” encapsulates why the UnitedFuture party exists and how we’re different from other parties. It is the lens through […]
Dunne Speaks: So is NZTA above the law?
The British Labour Party is currently whipping itself into a frenzy at the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn becoming its next leader. The veteran, hard-line left wing Islington North MP is a less polished modern version of Michael Foot, the scruffy academic journalist and politician remembered for his big glasses, wild white hair, and appalling jackets, […]
The news that NZTA staff had racked up 8,500 speeding infringements over a nine month period was bad enough, but the subsequent comment from the chief executive that probably no more than 50 staff were involved turned bad enough into sheer farce. On the basis of his admission, that is around 170 offences per individual, […]